Going on retreat offers the precious opportunity to be away from the busyness of London life, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with the benefit of guidance from experienced teachers. Whatever your level of experience it’s an invaluable way of taking your practice deeper. Firstly, we would most recommend the Brixton Sangha Retreats. Going on retreat with people you already know and practice with can be especially conducive to deeper mental states. 

Please note: We are sad to say that all Triratna Retreat Centres will be closed until June due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Brixton Open Retreat
28-30th August 2020

On this weekend at Vajrasana retreat centre in Suffolk we’ll enjoy good food, communal living, a chance to relax and an opportunity to explore more deeply what effect Buddhist teachings can have on our minds.

Led by Sagarasila & Charlotte

Booking available soon.

Suitable for newcomers and regular meditators

At Vajrasana Retreat Centre. Suffolk, IP31 3AR

Brixton Order & Mitra Retreat
24-26th July

We invite Mitras and Order Members to gather for a weekend of communal practice, reflection and friendship.

Led by Amarapuspa and Amaladana

Booking available soon.

For Mitras and Order Members

At Rivendell Retreat Centre, Sussex TN22 4AB

Recommended Retreats 2019-2020

We also get asked about other retreats that we would recommend – especially longer retreats. Below you will find a list of recommended retreats, both weekends and longer for all different levels of experience, and in a range of locations (click on the links for more information).

All of these retreats are run by Triratna Buddhist Retreat Centres and are tried and tested by members of our Brixton Sangha. The retreats highlighted in bold are ones that members of Brixton Buddhist Community will be going on. 

If you’d like some guidance on what might be most suitable for your level of experience then any of the order members at our classes will be happy to help. For more details of the retreats themselves contact the retreat centres directly, or email us at 


Retreats suitable for all levels of experience


24th-26th July 2020: Order & Mitra retreat with Brixton Buddhist Centre at Rivendell Retreat Centre, Sussex. Booking available soon. 

28th – 30th August 2020: Summer Open Retreat with Brixton Buddhist Centre at Vajrasana, Suffolk. Open to everyone. Booking available soon.  




28th – 30th August 2020: Retreat for Black Men at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Norfolk                                    

18th – 23rd October 2020: Men’s Open Retreat – Against All Odds at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Norfolk

Deepening your practice and going further



26th-28th June, 2020 Weekend for Women thinking of asking for ordination at Tiratnaloka, Wales


5th – 14th June 2020: Men’s Intensive Meditation Retreat at Vajrasana Retreat Centre, Suffolk

For more retreats see Going On Retreat